As a child of the clean your plate generation I have always had trouble pushing the plate away. I didn’t want to waste food and would stuff myself until I was full, not comfortable. When we went out to eat I always ordered the richest item on the menu. My diet consisted of pasta, bread, sweets, and sweet tea was my only beverage. It wasn’t that I didn’t like healthy food, I just didn’t eat that way.
As a result, I have always been one of those people who fights their weight. To make matters worse my doctor diagnosed me with hypothyroidism and asthma, so my body wasn’t going to make the fight any easier. I was continuously starving myself to lose a couple pounds just to gain it back a week later. There isn’t a fad diet or exercise program I didn’t try and fail. At one point I even had liposuction which was miserable and expensive. Everywhere we went I was comparing myself to other women, wishing I had their bodies or looked like them. I hated the way I looked and felt so I ate to feel better, which only made me feel worse.
When I started the program on 4/12/2018 I was a size 12/14 with a 37″ waist and weighed 170 pounds, at 5’2″ I was overweight, unhealthy and unhappy. My life has changed dramatically in the past 3 months. I started the program with the appetite suppressants and HCG shots for the first month. The second month I was taking the appetite suppressants and now I’m only taking a weekly B-12 shot. I have learned to eat smaller portions of healthier foods and I’m drinking lots of water.
On my last check in on 7/10/2018; I say with extreme pleasure I am down 30 pounds, weighing in at 140 pounds with a 28″ waist and wearing a size 7. I go to the gym 4 days a week and without all the extra weight I can work out without using my inhaler. I smile all the time and don’t compare myself to anybody. I feel beautiful in my own skin which is something I haven’t felt since junior high. My husband who has always been supportive and loving has seen the difference in my attitude and is so proud of my accomplishments. I have so much more energy and want to go out and do things. I am confident at my new healthy weight and happy to have found this life-changing program.
For anybody considering this option I can honestly say, if you follow the plan and stick with it, IT WILL WORK!
Thank you Elevation Medical Weight Loss for helping to make me a better version of myself.
We have had many people confused on how to “check-in” on Facebook and be entered into our $50 Amazon gift card drawing. We want to make it clear that when you check in on Facebook, you will be posting your name on our website saying that you are there. If you prefer not to share such information we completely understand, however, if you don’t mind sharing your visits with us it goes a long way to help us improve and continue to offer to our patients the best service that we can.
The following steps will help you check in on Facebook:
Go to Facebook on your phone
Directly under “What’s on your mind?” is the Check-In button. Press that Button.
Next, select the Elevation Medical Weight Loss Clinic at which you wish to Check In.
THIS STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT:
MAKE SURE THAT UNDER NEWS FEED IT IS SET TO “Public” If it is not set to Public we will not be able to see it and you will not be entered to win the drawing. It does not make your Facebook page public, just this check-in.
Lastly, you just need to share, and just like that, you are entered to win a $50 Amazon card. It is as easy as that!
Once again, “checking in” constitutes consent to publish your name in connection with the drawing. If you win, your name will be posted on our website/Facebook page.
Our 1st and 2nd-week winner is Aimee M. from Weirton. She is on a roll! 🙂 Thank you to all who checked in. Check in each week for a chance to win! As you can see, you can win more than once.
Let your friends know you are here by checking in with us.
After your initial visit, we like for you to drop by for weekly weigh-ins and to assess how you are doing. When you are here, you can check-in via Facebook once per week and be entered to win a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
This week we have another article of “housekeeping” so please bear with us. We want to take this time to address how we handle the privacy of our patients so as to better protect your sensitive medical information and so that you know what to do if you have questions or concerns regarding your information.
MaiLan and Remy take their privacy very seriously.
As it stands, we are bound by HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) which puts limits in place not only on how we store and handle your information but also whom may have access to said information, but we also have our own policies in place to help provide more peace of mind to our patients.
As many of you know, when we receive a new patient we request a copy of their photo ID in order to ensure that the patient is who they say they are, we then place a copy of this ID in our patient files so that we are always able to confirm identification on follow up visits. In addition to this, we regularly search and provide updates to statewide databases in order to make sure that 1) there is no unknown medical history that could create a risk for our patients, and 2) no one is using our patients’ information to unlawfully obtain and abuse medications.
Lastly, we are not permitted, nor would we want to, discuss our patients with ANYONE outside of our medical staff and the patient themselves, not even to other physicians. If a patient and/or their primary physician (PCP) need us to communicate with a third party, we require that the patient signs a “release form” specifically indicating the scope of such communication. In fact, we will not even confirm that an individual is a patient of ours without such documentation, this is to protect your privacy. Signing such a release does not indicate anything other than your willingness to allow our prescribers to communicate with the person you identify, typically your primary physician, and does not constitute the admission that you are a patient of ours or that you received any medications from our office.
We apologize for the dry nature of this weeks article, however questions have been asked about our policies and we want to express just how fundamentally important it is to us that our patients are protected and receive the best possible medical care.